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blue alert

Meaning: a "blue alert" is issued for assistance from the public to catch the suspect.

Example: The local police department issued a blue alert when one of its officers was violently attacked after responding to a call. Read on

brownie points

Meaning: Praise or appreciation, usually for a service someone has done.

Example: He picked up some brownie points with his manager by doing part of her report for her. Read on

green thumb

Meaning: good gardening results

Example: My mother has green fingers. She can grow just about anything in the garden. Read on

feel blue

Meaning: to feel sad or depressed

Example: Yesterday I felt blue, and nothing seemed to cheer me up. Read on

white paper

Meaning: official report or guide

Example: The government will be issuing a white paper later this week. Read on

red tape

Meaning: over excessive or time-consuming rules and bureaucracy that hinder progress

Example: She could have finished the project last week, but it was impossible to cut through all the red tape. Read on

in the red

Meaning: more money going out than coming in

Example: If your bank account goes in the red, the bank will charge you for every transaction. Read on

white elephant

Meaning: an expensive item with no use or purpose

Example: Everyone thought the Olympic stadiums would be a white elephant after the closing ceremony. Read on

black mood

Meaning: to be angry, irritable or in a temper

Example: Geoff was in one of his black moods today, and no amount of cajoling could snap him out of it. Read on

red-handed

Meaning: doing or about to do something illegal or wrong

Example: They caught him red-handed with his fingerprints all over the murder weapon. Read on

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cry me a river

Meaning: usually used sarcastically to someone who is constantly complaining

Example: "My baby wouldn't sleep last night, I am so tired." "Cry me a river, Joan. I haven’t had a good night's sleep in years." Read on

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